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In the healthcare industry, the data generated, captured and analyzed by an intelligent system built on Windows Embedded helps drive efficiencies, maintain compliance and help people advance research, management and care. Blog posts on this page include information on trends and innovations in intelligent systems in healthcare.
Whenever I meet new people, I try to guess the part of the world that their ancestors came from. A combination of their appearance and their name leads me to a guess, and I must admit I’m pretty good at it, at least from a regional perspective. English vs. Irish vs. Scottish? Yes. Italian vs. Greek? Yes again. Chinese vs Japanese? Yes. Add in Korean and Vietnamese? Some of the time. Swedish vs. Danish? Never!
With all this guessing going on, you can be sure that I also wonder about my own roots. My maiden name, Carras, is Greek (spelled Karras in Greece, since there is no ‘c’ in the Greek alphabet). On both sides, my parent’s parents immigrated to America from Greece. But what happened 500 years ago or more? And what makes Greek people Greek? It was only a matter of time before I sent a saliva sample to a DNA analysis company to tap into the power of big data to find out more about my maternal lineage. And find out, I did.
Posted By Karen RobertsSenior Partner Marketing Manager
It’s always a thrill when I learn about inventive and advanced solutions our partners have developed using our products and core technology. Omnicell’s intelligent systems solutions for healthcare, built on the Microsoft platform, including Windows Embedded, successfully addresses the workflow and problems faced by pharmacy, nursing, materials management and IT departments. Our recently published story—and corresponding video—show the highlights of this truly innovative solution; here, we’ll go a little deeper into the technology.
The Omnicell G4 medication management solution and Omnicell Anesthesia Workstations have been built with Windows Embedded Standard 7, which provides a strong platform to help streamline workflow and increase efficiency. Great River Medical Center is just one of the many customers who have benefited from the powerful platform designed to manage drug inventory in real time.
In the Great River Medical Center the pharmacy utilizes the Omnicell G4 inventory management carousel, which runs Windows Embedded Standard 7, to automate the retrieval of medication from shelves while tracking inventory. A high-speed unit dose packager speeds the preparation of individual doses of medication, saving additional prep time for pharmacists. When inventory drops below a preset level, the Omnicell WorkflowRx software automatically reorders the medication from the wholesaler. The carousel takes up about one-fifth of the floor space of the old shelves, but stores three times as much medication.
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Posted By Windows Embedded Team
Dell has just announced a breakthrough in cloud-client computing: The first-ever quad core thin client platform running Windows Embedded 8 Standard.
The new machines feature the 64-bit Windows Embedded OS, powerful processors from AMD, quad core graphics capabilities and support for multi-touch and gestures. Dell says its new Wyse D class and Z class thin clients are poised to change the game for industries like healthcare, retail and finance, in which secure, reliable, high-fidelity computing on portable devices and digital signage are mandatory.
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Posted By Valerie OlagueAmericas Business Group Lead
Only animal lovers could understand the bond I have with my dog, Charlie Brown, a pit bull/Chow mix that I found as a stray dog roaming my neighborhood eight years ago. My friends make fun of the human characteristics I attribute to Charlie, but those of us who believe in books such as The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein know that our companions are more than just pets.
So when Charlie developed a cyst on his back last month, I didn’t hesitate to pay for surgery to remove it. The veterinary clinic offered to throw in a free dental cleaning while he was under anesthesia and so it goes that during this cleaning, they found that Charlie had melanoma inside of his mouth. It turns out that the Chow genes that help color Charlie’s tongue purple also contributes to a higher rate of melanoma in canines.
Posted by Valerie OlagueAmericas Business Group Lead
In a recent blog post, I discussed how many security breaches of healthcare data are the result of errors in manual processes—i.e. human error. In my next post, I will discuss big data in healthcare, and how advances in understanding and processing this data is leading to breakthroughs in healthcare, but in the meantime, here’s a brief preview.
Security. Big data. Both are critical concepts in and of themselves, but when combined together they become key elements of intelligent systems. Intelligent systems harness the flow of data across industry devices and the Internet of Things to back-end systems, enabling businesses to make more insightful decisions and drive revolutionary advances in healthcare. A new IDC solution brief, titled “Improving Healthcare Delivery with Intelligent Systems,” discusses the need for intelligent systems in healthcare. It defines their role in enabling new healthcare delivery systems that can bridge the gap between today’s new healthcare requirements, including support for the Patient Protection and the Affordable Care Act (PPACA), and tomorrow’s innovations in the healthcare industry.
To read about some innovative intelligent systems solutions in healthcare, visit our healthcare industry page.